I was chatting with my brother last night and we got talking about school mascots. I suddenly realized that all of mine have been birds. My highschool went to battle as the Fenelon Falcons, the university where I did my under grad degrees cawed mightily as the Carleton Ravens, and then for my grad degree I went to Wilfrid Laurier where the Golden Hawks flew supreme. Still, if I ever go back to school for my PhD I want to find one with squirrels as the mascot. I have several chants in mind…but as there is a growing nut allergy in the world today I’ll leave them up to your imagination.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »